Lately, the term "thought leader' has been thrown around a lot to describe people who write books or blogs, and there are at least three reasons we should stop using the term.
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July 09, 2018
June 20, 2018
Educators collaborate all of the time, but it doesn't mean that it results in meaningful work that impacts student learning. In their new book focusing on collaborative professionalism, Andy Hargreaves and Michael T. O'Connor provide us with research and some practical suggestions that will help us get a bigger bang for our buck.
June 10, 2018
There are teachers and leaders who believe that researchers have little to do with their classroom practice, but the reality is that what researchers do has a direct effect on everything that happens in the classroom.
June 06, 2018
Our initiatives are meant to help learning improve, but in his new book, Yong Zhao explores how each initiative has side effects that we need to be aware of.
April 29, 2018
Building leaders get the job and are handed the keys but many of them are overwhelmed with the amount of duties. This puts them in the position of manager too often, and instructional leader not often enough. Exploring the coaching relationship can be one way to help leaders feel less stressed, and create an opportunity for them to regain the focus that brought them into leadership in the first place.
April 15, 2018
During these times of accountability from our state we live in, or the social-emotional issues our students experience, family engagement is both a call to action, and a scapegoat depending on the conversation. It all comes down to how we communicate with them, and here are 3 that will help build that communication.
April 05, 2018
The recent strike in Oklahoma is about much more than just higher salaries. It's about how we need to change the narrative around public education. Here are 5 reasons why the recent strike Oklahoma needs to be a turning point in education.
April 02, 2018
Too often one leader may be blamed for creating a negative climate, when the reality is that we all contribute to a positive or negative school climate. Our attitude every day plays an important part in our school climate. Here are 7 easy steps school communities can take to improve their school climate.
March 11, 2018
We often hear that parents need to be held accountable, which is a really interesting topic. Do we as educators want parents to be accountable only when it serves our purposes? Or do we want to work in partnership with them even when they want to hold us accountable as well?
February 18, 2018
Many assistant principals are leaders who hope to one day move into the principalship. However, when asked what the biggest barrier is for assistant principals, their answer may surprise you.